Genres Theater

Bike Shop The Musical

Barkan, Elizabeth

Year Grant Awarded: 2012

Bike Shop is a one woman musical by Elizabeth Barkan, directed by Gretchen Cryer. It is the story of a Brooklyn bicycle store and its owner, Bobby, Two years after a tragic bike accident she tries to get back on her bike and get her own life in gear. Read More

Expansion of the Performing Arts School (formerly known as beyondEDUCATION)

Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC)

Year Grant Awarded: 2012

bergenPAC received a grant to support the expansion of its beyondEDUCATION program, specifically the beyondTHEATER initiative. beyondTHEATER was created to provide students with instruction and performance opportunities in musical theater and drama. Read More

“Keep the Peace” Anti-Bullying program (2014)

Big Apple Playback Theatre

Year Grant Awarded: 2013

Big Apple Playback Theatre (BAPT) provides Keep the Peace!(KTP)interactive performances to schools and afterschool programs in the NYC metro area. KTP is designed to help schools address issues and incidents of harassment and bullying. Read More

FOR PROFIT

Calafato, Aaron

Year Grant Awarded: 2012

Aaron Calafato's FOR PROFIT is a vibrant solo-portrayal of “the exploitation of the American college student,” & told through the lens of an unwilling admission adviser. The play has been performed 43 times in 6 States this year. Read More

19 Wentworth Alley, Chinatown

Chan, Eugenie

Year Grant Awarded: 2014

Drawing on her grandfather's history, a man caught between medical studies & membership in a 1900s Chinatown prostitution guild, Eugenie Chan layers original material with family documents to explore his world of high hopes & hard choices. Read More

CSC’s YOUNG COMPANY Education & Outreach Initiative

Classic Stage Company (CSC)

Year Grant Awarded: 2012

Through a series of interactive in-school workshops and dynamic productions specially designed for a teen audience, CSC’s YOUNG COMPANY Education & Outreach Initiative makes Shakespeare alive and accessible to underserved public school students. Read More

The Seven by Will Power, directed by Carl Cofield (2014)

Columbia Stages / Erik Kaiko

Year Grant Awarded: 2013

For his Columbia directing thesis, Carl Cofield chose to direct THE SEVEN by Will Power. This rap/hip-hop adaptation of Aeschylus' tragedy, THE SEVEN AGAINST THEBES, played the Connelly Theatre in NYC in Feb. 2014. Produced by grantee Erik Kaiko. Read More

The Wider Earth (2014)

Dead Puppet Society LLC

Year Grant Awarded: 2013

The Wider Earth was a twenty-minute work-in-progress showing of a new production by Dead Puppet Society based on Charles Darwin’s voyage on the Beagle and parallels drawn to the current state of our planet. This was presented by St. Ann’s Warehouse. Read More

Paul Robeson Through His Words and Music

East Lynne Theater Company

Year Grant Awarded: 2008

PAUL ROBESON THROUGH HIS WORDS AND MUSIC is an interweaving of two dozen songs that were sung by Robeson, with a narrative of his life as an actor, singer, activist, and humanitarian. Length:45-80 minutes. minutes. Performed by Derrick McQueen. Read More

EMMA GOLDMAN: MY LIFE

East Lynne Theater Company

Year Grant Awarded: 2012

EMMA GOLDMAN: MY LIFE re-creates the tumultuous life of the early 20th Century American feminist and workers’ advocate who became a target of J. Edgar Hoover’s fledgling FBI. Performer/Playwright: Lorna Lable. Director: Karen Case Cook. Read More

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